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Representations of culture : Thomas Hardy's Wessex & Victorian anthropology

Author: Michael A Zeitler
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A "Representations of Culture places Thomas Hardy's Wessex - his fictional representation of rural England - within the framework of anthropology, an emergent discipline at the time. Informed by both intellectual biography and close textual readings, this book argues that Hardy's lifelong interests in folklore, customs, local history, myth, archaeology, and communal narrative history represent the most "modern"  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zeitler, Michael A., 1938-
Representations of culture.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2007
(OCoLC)607744912
Online version:
Zeitler, Michael A., 1938-
Representations of culture.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2007
(OCoLC)608159042
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Hardy; Hardy; Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Zeitler
ISBN: 0820488143 9780820488141
OCLC Number: 70335232
Description: 154 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Thomas Hardy, Wessex, and the critics --
The science of culture : anthropology and the creation of Wessex --
Beginnings : descriptions of local culture --
Wessex past and present : primitive and modern in The return of the native --
An experiment in tragic form : anthropological ritual and symbolic representation in Tess of the d'Urbervilles --
Beyond myth : the presence of the past in Jude the obscure.
Other Titles: Thomas Hardy's Wessex and Victorian anthropology
Responsibility: Michael A. Zeitler.
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Abstract:

A "Representations of Culture places Thomas Hardy's Wessex - his fictional representation of rural England - within the framework of anthropology, an emergent discipline at the time. Informed by both intellectual biography and close textual readings, this book argues that Hardy's lifelong interests in folklore, customs, local history, myth, archaeology, and communal narrative history represent the most "modern" (rather than simply traditional) aspect of his thinking - the ways in which anthropological viewpoints associated with Tylor, Lang, and Frazer shaped his understanding and representation of Wessex."--Book cover.

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